Coronavirus Delay Could Help One Chico Coffee Business


CHICO — Good news stories that have a coronavirus twist are pretty hard to come by, but business owner Matt Thiede might just have one.

Thiede, along with his wife and partners, are shaking out the remake of 418 Broadway, a historic brick office building that will eventually be home to Stoble Coffee and Workplace.

In telling the tale of the building’s remodeling late last year, Thiede had challenge after challenge in dealing with the old building.

But the way he looks at it, if all had gone smoothly and the coffee roaster, coffee purveyor and co-work space provider had moved forward, it would have opened and then been slammed shut by the pandemic. Not the best launch for a small business.

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